Our students participating in the DofE Awards were recently presented with a Volunteer Hour Certificate for 2020 on behalf of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Students were praised for giving over an incredible 2535 hours of voluntary service to our communities, which has provided £10,235 worth of social value back into local communities across the county.
We are proud of our students for all of their hard work, dedication and commitment over the past year, especially for how they have risen to the challenge over the pandemic. Not only does volunteering provide vital support to local communities across the country, it also provides young people with the opportunity to take part in new experiences, develop new skills and feel a sense of pride in supporting the communities that they live in.
Over the past year our students have volunteered to help elderly neighbours, within care homes and charity shops. More recently during the lockdown, they have been mentoring younger siblings and helping them with their schoolwork or homework. They have also been busy coaching siblings or another family member to learn an instrument or develop another skill, as well as organising sports sessions or arts and crafts sessions for someone they live with to participate in.
We look forward to supporting and working with our local communities in 2020/21.